Upgrade a Pentair WhisperFlo Pump to ???

  • Last Post 26 March 2023
Anderson30 posted this 09 May 2019

Hello!  My wife and I moved into a home last fall with an 18x36 in-ground pool.  It has an Pentair WhisperFlo pump.  The company that opened the pool last month mentioned that I should consider a more energy efficient unit.  They didn't try to hard sell me on a particular system, but I would like to stay with Pentair.  If I wanted to upgrade, which should I look at?  The current pump is 1 HP / 60hz.  

Also, is this something I could install OR is it something that should be installed by a professional?  Just curious.  

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InyoRob posted this 09 May 2019

The Pentair Intelliflo model 011018 is a drop-in replacement for the Whisperflo model. You can install the pump but Pentair offers a longer warranty if a professional installs it. It would go from 60 days to 2 years.

I know you want to stay with Pentair, but we have a more affordable option. It's the PureLine Prime model PL2606. It comes with an 18-month warranty and it doesn't matter if the homeowner or pool professional does the installation.

VegasDude posted this 26 March 2023

Its always amusing to me when people spend $1000-$1500 to save $20/month in electricity.